Since school is out, and we are well into the summer, you may just find the time to fit in something that makes you the grandparent even more GRAND! – a wonderful excursion or trip together. And, best of all, we aren’t suggesting long traveling, just some genuine time together and a couple of tips to consider.
It’s our belief that sharing is caring; and therefore, we are all about just that! Together we bring you a combination and blend of our grandparenting tips. We hope every moment you’re together with your grandkids, you’re mindful of how truly special this journey is.
Do your grandchildren know how to swim? Would you like to assist them in learning valuable swimming skills?
#1 Bestselling Author for how to Empower your Child in Water and in Life, Michelle Lang is partnering with us, and giving away an autographed copy of her book! A MERMAID’S GUIDE!
In A MERMAID’S GUIDE, Michelle debunks old swim myths, like why you should STOP teaching your child to blow bubbles and what you should tell them instead. The book also gives you simple but important skills to teach your child starting in the BATHTUB that could save your child’s life.
To enter to win, 1. Follow us on Instagram @grandparentslink 2. Follow Michelle’s Instagram (Relaxation Based Lifestyle) @Be_a_rbl 3. Write a comment below.(Or ask a question you’re curious about in relation to the water!) Contest ends on Monday, July 1st, at 11:30pm, Pacific time.
Want to be a better grandparent? We are always working on it – are you? Here’s a little something to think about… How we express ourselves to our grandchildren, with our words and tone, can often be confusing.
As a grandparent, there’s a deep urge to connect with your grandkids – be a positive influence, be looked up to, love and be loved. But how do you do that when you’re not around all the time, lack deeper knowledge of their interests, and don’t want to give them senseless gifts such as gift cards?
We know that in this day and age children have everything they could possibly want at their fingertips, but remember family heirlooms and vintage clothing will bring joy to your grandchildren because it will help them reminisce about their family.
“We have the opportunity to nurture our children and foster their growth as we learn to let go and allow them to reach their full potential. This is one of the best gifts we can give to our children.” Excerpt from “Mothering with Courage”, by Bonnie Compton
A terrarium is such a fun and easy way to do something together with a child no matter what age. When creating a miniature garden grown inside a covered glass or plastic container, remember, this is a low maintenance project and an easy way to incorporate plants into your home.
Here at Grandparentslink we are always looking for new storybooks to read and share with our viewers, because who doesn’t love cozying up with your grandchild and reading a story together?! (And, it’s a plus when we get to steal them away from their tablets and TV’s) …wouldn’t you agree?